Category Archives: Our visitors

“Skeletons Out of the Closet” at the Museum’s Research and Collections Facility

See what amazing things are stored and revealed in the Canadian Museum of Nature’s research and collections facility in Gatineau, Quebec. Continue reading

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A Photographer’s Dream: Capturing the National Collections

Stunning shots! A unique project lets museum photographer reflect on getting up close with the museum’s amazingly diverse collections. Continue reading

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Creativity at the Museum: Collaborative Art Project

Are you ready to get your hands dirty? Stephanie Hachey invites you to participate in a collective art project at the Canadian Museum of Nature. Until mid-August 2014. Fun guaranteed! Continue reading

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An Awesome Day at the Canadian Museum of Nature with Young Kids

Want to ensure a good time with your family at the museum? Volunteer Jennifer Artz has some tips that she and her husband have developed as regular visitors to the museum with their two young sons. Continue reading

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Preparing an Educational Activity Takes Imagination in Action!

Trapped! introduced our visitors to the world of insects. Step behind the scenes with Catherine Bouchard to learn how she created this activity. Continue reading

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A Trip Downtown: Mounting Plants in the Stone Wall Gallery

When collection staff took their plant-mounting work to the museum’s galleries, learning and enjoyment happened on both sides of the table. Museum co-op student Tera Shewchenko recounts her experience of the experiment with visitor engagement. Continue reading

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Kid Highlights at the Canadian Museum of Nature

See dinosaurs in 3D, find out your weight in turkeys, drive an ice-breaker in the Arctic Ocean—just some of the fun that captivates museum volunteer Jennifer Artz and her sons during their frequent visits. Continue reading

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Snapshots at a Museum

Interesting encounters between the museum’s visitors and Arctic researchers enriched weekends at the museum in April. Museum volunteer Jeff Betz reports on the lively questions and debates—and even autograph requests! Continue reading

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Breaking Stereotypes: How Canadians Really See the Changing Arctic

What do Canadians know about the North and the changes underway in the Arctic? Sarah McPherson shares the comments of three panellists who explored this question during our recent de Natura evening. Continue reading

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State of Blitz

How do slug slime and pizza go together? Jennifer’s four tips for cleaning the castle dish it up. Continue reading

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